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By: Porscha C.
Discount Tire
Before I called the Port Arthur shop, I went to their website to check the inventory of all the Bmt/Port Arthur shops. The website showed that the Port Arthur shop had only 2 of the 4 tires I needed, and the shop next to Parkdale Mall had 9. So I called the Port Arthur store. The employee stated they only had 2 of the 4 tires I needed. I asked him to check to see if any other Discount Tire shops in Bmt. had the other 2 tires I needed. He stated that he checked, and sure enough NO other Bmt. shops have them. Due to the inventory discrepancy online, I called the Bmt. shop for clarity. The employee stated that they do have my tires and as a matter of fact, they have 9 of them! So now I get to go clear across town to get my new tires put on my vehicle. I guess they weren't hurting for the payment of a customer purchasing 4 new tires with road hazard.I usually have good service with the Port Arthur store, which is why I gave this review 3 stars.
Tips & Advices
Yes. New tires purchased online can often be priced lower than ones at a tire dealership. Buyers can often avoid state sales taxes and locate hard-to-find tire styles and sizes, but will still have to locate a local tire installer and pay sometimes high shipping costs.
The average cost of a set of new tires is $637, with a range of between $525-$725. In addition, installation includes mounting and balancing, alignment, and disposal of old tires.
The vehicle is raised and the old wheels are removed, then the old tires are removed from the wheels. The lug nuts, wheels, and valve stems are inspected and replaced as needed. The new tires are mounted and sealed, then inflated and balanced. The wheels are then replaced on the car. The average installation takes approximately 45 minutes.
Agencies such as the Tire Industry Association promotes tire safety through advocacy and education to the industry including: manufacture, sales, repair, service and recycling. Seek a full-service tire dealer who carries a wide variety of tire types and brands and asks about the type of driving you normally do.
  • Move your car to a safe location.
  • Turn on your car’s safety lights, apply the parking brakes and remove the hubcap if there is one.
  • Loosen the lug nuts with a lug wrench (but do not remove them), raise the vehicle with a jack and then fully remove the lugnuts.
  • Remove the flat tire and replace it with the spare tire.
  • Tighten the lug nuts by hand, lower the car and then tighten them fully with the lug wrench.

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